The operating budget calls for continued draws from the state savings account, funds oil and gas tax subsidies and funds education. It also caps the permanent fund dividend at $1,100.
The Fairbanks Police Department has identified four of the officers involved in Monday's fatal shooting incident behind the Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center as Officer Lane Bonham, Officer Gerrit Butler, Officer Cory Rupe and Officer Kirt Allen.
Matthew Stover was wearing body armor with an A-R-style rifle and 400 rounds of ammunition as he ran towards officers, firing his weapon at 3 a.m. Monday morning. The Fairbanks Police Department is hoping someone in the community can provide answers that will help police understand what prompted Monday's fatal incident.
The University of Alaska faces difficult budget decisions, including reductions and restructures, after news of an estimated $8 million cut in the UA 2018 operating budget.